ARI: TREPTOWER PARK JUNE This is a recording at Treptower Park – a popular weekend-destination for “Berliners. And there - in the patio of a Cafe`- I discovered Ari - a solo entertainer (Alleinunterhalter) who sings old “Schlagersongs”. Songs that I connect very much with my childhood. Songs that my friends mothers sang and hummed while doing housework. I was fascinated and touched by Ari and his very unmotivated way of singing these songs. Most of the people at Treptower Park didn´t really appreciate his concerts – they walked by, chatted loudly at the Café and barely applauded after the songs. But my daughter and me stopped every time we saw him and listened to his concerts. One day I started recording him.
Christina Ertl-Shirley (AT/DE) :: I do field-recordings and create sounds and use them in live-concert and also in radio shows and for film scores. I am part of the radio-series “raudio aasland” on reboot .fm and published radio-features on
Deutschlandradio Kultur and rbb-Kulturradio. I also create my own sounds my using plants as a sound-source. I´m also a curator at the venue ausland (in Berlin).